- - Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jimmy Fallon plans second album’s release

“Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon is known for performing with his famous musical guests, including Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Blake Shelton, so it seems only natural the comedian and music enthusiast would release a new album.

Fans won’t have to wait long. His second record, not yet titled, is scheduled for release next summer on Warner Music Nashville, the Associated Press reports. It will feature parodies and songs that have become instant classics on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

His first album, “The Bathroom Wall,” was released in 2002.

Despite singing live with some of the biggest names in music on his show, Mr. Fallon said he still feels the pressure of getting his new album completed.

“Mostly, it means I should probably start writing some songs,” he said in a statement Friday.

Ebert’s ‘At the Movies’ out of funding, on hiatus

Movie critic Roger Ebert said the public television program “Ebert Presents: At the Movies” will go on hiatus at the end of December, according to the Associated Press.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic wrote on his blog Wednesday that the move is necessary to enable the public television stations that carry the show to plan their programs for the beginning of the new year.

Mr. Ebert wrote that although it is distributed by American Public Television to all 50 top markets, he hasn’t been able to line up additional funding for the show.

The show is hosted by Associated Press movie reviewer Christy Lemire and Mubi.com film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.

Gold hopes series helps people with eating disorders

Tracey Gold, who once struggled with anorexia, admits she gets worried when she sees actresses on hit shows shrinking, but she doesn’t place the blame solely on Hollywood.

The actress told the Hollywood Reporter that the root of the problem is more widespread than just the entertainment industry.

“I always look at the first season of a TV show and see an actress one way, and then in the second season, you see her 10 pounds lighter - it’s a cycle,” Miss Gold said. “I think there’s an ongoing problem - not just Hollywood, but also society. It’s a widespread problem across the country.”

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